The annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship weekend at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont has been set for September 21 to 23, 2018, part of Vermont’s Archaeology Month.
The event includes an atlatl-making workshop on Friday and basswood bark strip basket-making on Sunday, and demonstrations and the competition on Saturday. The Chimney Point field, on the shore of Lake Champlain, is set up for the accuracy and distance competitions. Contestants from all over New England and New York use an atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing tool, to test their prowess in accuracy and distance by throwing at a variety of targets. Event attendees can watch and cheer them on. [Read more…] about Atlatl Championship Weekend at Chimney Point